'Tottenham white tonight' - Theo Walcott explains why Arsenal have hope ahead of Man City clash

Theo Walcott looks on

Theo Walcott admits he is hoping Arsenal's north London rivals Tottenham perform well against Manchester City to aid the Gunners' title bid.

Man City will overtake Arsenal as Premier League leaders with victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday night. Pep Guardiola's side are just a point behind Mikel Arteta's team and will pip them to the title if they win their remaining two fixtures.

Arsenal will host Everton at the Emirates Stadium on the final day of the campaign on Sunday but will be hoping that their rivals can do them a favour. City will take on West Ham on the final day with a chance to win a record fourth consecutive top flight title if they secure victory over Ange Postecoglou's team.

And former Gunners' winger Walcott has admitted to "wearing Tottenham white" in the hope they can cause an upset against their title rivals - and insists Postecoglou will want his side to be in 'good habits for next season'.

"I'm in Tottenham white now," he said on the BBC's Monday Night Club. "I mean, it's one of those that I expect City to win but I also expect Tottenham to go out there and perform because obviously being at their home ground they're gonna want to perform that as players.

"There's gonna be a lot of unhappy people I think, during the game, if their team end up playing particularly well but you want to be in good habits and I think Postecoglou will want to get them into good habits for next season."

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Some fans have suggested that Spurs should not show any intent on getting result against City, fearing that it could hand their fierce rivals a huge boost in the title race. However, Postecoglou has rubbished any suggestion that this might happen.

"So you think the majority of our fans will want us to not win tomorrow night? I don’t see it that way," he said. "I think the majority of our fans will create the atmosphere they always create at our home games. Irrespective, we have a game of football to win and that is what we are going to try to do."